February 18, 2018
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  • Megan Baker Creates Viral Rap Parody

    “I’m the mom. You’re my little kid. I make all the rules.”   Is this relatable? Does it sound familiar?   Megan Baker, 27, raps the line in her parody version of “Bodak Yellow.” Baker’s parody reworks the song to focus on...
  • Spencer Humm Is “Home For Christmas” In Annual Holiday Performance

    Get ready for a rousing holiday spectacular like none other when Spencer Humm’s annual Christmas special comes to the Chesapeake Arts Center from December 9 through 17. Audiences can expect an intimate show in the charming 100-seat black-box theater, with plenty of live music, comedy and...
  • Chesapeake Christian Center to Host Christmas Musical Comedy

    While the Chesapeake Christian Center (C3) musical comedy “How to Have the Best Christmas Ever” will celebrate the holiday season on December 8 and 9, it will also encompass a significant message about living in the moment. “Most of us struggle with romanticizing the past,...
  • Local Artist Chooses Paint Over Pain

    Tracie Boush is an artist, but for her, the craft doesn’t come easy. She grew up in the Pasadena neighborhood of Green Haven Forest and attended Northeast High School. At 54, she’s a prolific artist who uses her art as an escape from pain, and pain is something she has plenty of....
  • Plaza Garibaldi Offers Mexican Fare At Reasonable Prices

    With its bright colors, décor and Mexican music, Plaza Garibaldi (located at 7917 Ritchie Highway across from Marley Station Mall) has established itself as a local favorite. My dining companion and I visited just as the lunch crowd was heading out. We were seated promptly, and our waiter...
  • “Justice League” Is Mediocre At BestExclusive

    If I had to describe “Justice League” in one word, it would be “mediocre.” It wasn’t terrible, but it really wasn’t that great, and there was absolutely nothing memorable about it. Full disclosure: I don’t have the nerd credentials to properly review...
  • Expat Musician Brings It Back Home With Latest ReleaseExclusive

    Ray Weaver’s “Naptown Saturday Night” Aimed At Helping His Fellow Musicians “Everything’s gonna be alright, it’s a Naptown Saturday night.” So goes the chorus of the latest release from Ray Weaver, a Pasadena-raised musician and longtime fixture at local...
  • Awaken Your Christmas Spirit With Live Entertainment

    You can admit it — you’ve got Christmas music playing on repeat all throughout your house, when you’re driving around in your car, even on your phone when you’re working out.   But if you’re looking to mix it up a little bit, why not meet up with some...
  • Sugar, Spice, Bitter Or Nice: Your Guide To Seasonal Beverages

    With New Year’s around the corner, the time for resolutions will soon be upon us. Why not get a head start and resolve to relax this holiday season while trying a new beverage or two? There are enough beers, wines, cocktails and spirits to satisfy both connoisseurs and occasional drinkers...
  • Marylanders Rock The Music City, Release Debut Album

    His ZIP code may have changed, but musician Jason Morton will always treasure Maryland. After two years of writing and recording, the former Pasadena resident and his band released their self-titled debut album, “Jason Morton and The Chesapeake Sons,” on November 3. On the 10-track...
  • Sharon Donovan Is An Entertainment Queen

    Sharon Donovan first took the stage at the age of 11. In a long-gone dock bar in Green Haven, her grandmother used a jar of pickles to bribe her to sing an acoustic duet. “I cried, I was so scared to get up there and sing,” said Donovan. After the performance, a tip jar was...
  • PTC’s “Grinch” Promises Not To Be A Cookie-Cutter Christmas Production

    When your theater production is adapted from an iconic story written 62 years ago by Dr. Seuss, with numerous stage and film adaptations including the 2000 blockbuster starring comedic giant Jim Carrey, how in the name of Christmas do you make your version unique? “At its core, ‘How...
  • “Goodbye Christopher Robin” Examines Sad Story Behind Creation Of Winnie The Pooh

    Do not watch “Goodbye Christopher Robin” unless you are ready to have “Winnie the Pooh” forever ruined for you. I walked away from the film feeling like much of my childhood had been a lie. That said, “Goodbye Christopher Robin,” is an insightful look into the...
  • Blast From The Past

    Have you ever read a great novel, only to be dismayed at the discovery of a cliffhanger? Have you ever glanced over a news article, only to wonder what happened to the child prodigy with Broadway aspirations or the old lady who lived in a shoe? (OK, maybe that last example wasn’t from a news...
  • Bella Italia In Arnold, That’s Amore!

    Bella Italia in Arnold is far from fancy, but it has some fine food, with large servings at great prices. The little treasure is tucked in the corner of the Arnold Station strip center. If you’re looking for a romantic Italian dinner, this may not be your first place to go, but for a casual...
  • Moody Blues Bassist John Lodge Staying Busy

    As part of the British Invasion in the 1960s, the Moody Blues could be forgiven if they got lost among the likes of the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, but instead, they gained a following with their mix of rock, pop and classical music centered on themes of compassion and peace. Fifty years after...
  • Artist Eye 2017 Exhibit Now Open At Benfield Gallery

    Two Annapolis artists, Carol Cowie and Ronaldo Dorado, earned top honors at Benfield Gallery’s seventh annual fall juried exhibition, the Artist Eye 2017. The gallery’s biggest juried competition of the year was held October 7, and featured the works of 26 artists in a variety of styles...
  • Mountain Road Library Features Student’s Fairy-Tale Artwork

    Amelia Gish grew up reading and watching fairy tales, bonding at an early age with characters from “Aladdin,” “Cinderella” and “The Little Mermaid.” Now a senior at Old Mill High School, the aspiring artist is bringing her childhood favorites back to life. A...
  • CHS Classmates Launch Videography Pursuit

    Two classmates at Chesapeake High School are turning their passion for the outdoors and photography into a fledging business. Pasadena resident Justin Dennis and his friend, Severna Park resident Andrew Colangelo, both juniors at Chesapeake High School, are aspiring videographers who have produced...
  • She Nailed It: Art Teacher Creates 3-D Map Of The Bodkin Peninsula

    Using 657 nails and approximately one mile of fishing line, Bodkin Elementary School art teacher Jacki Cockcroft created a unique work of art: a 3-D nautical map of the Bodkin peninsula. Hung from a wall in the school’s media center, the work shines thanks to a gray background and the royal-...
  • What TV Shows To Watch This Fall

    New Programs Introduce Viewers To Eccentric Characters And Convoluted Plots With 19 new shows on network TV and a slew of programs hitting streaming services like Netflix and Hulu, there’s just not enough time to watch every zing, action sequence and cliffhanger. Check out our take on fall...
  • Olive And Sesame Specializes In Authentic Asian Cuisine

    You may not be able to get sushi straight from Japan or chow mein from Beijing, but Olive and Sesame is probably the closest you can come without hopping on an airplane. The Asian restaurant, tucked away in the back of the Lakeshore Plaza near Ledo Pizza and ZIPS Dry Cleaners, offers a wide variety...
  • “Wind River” Is A Flawed MasterpieceExclusive

    On the surface, “Wind River” appears to be a classic whodunit murder mystery film, but it quickly becomes evident that director Taylor Sheridan has so much more of a story to tell us. Set on the Wind River Native American reservation, the story centers on Cory Lambert (Jeremy Renner),...
  • Shot Through The Heart: Ashley Griffin Makes Scary Good Art

    Ashley Griffin has many friends, but not all of them are living. The Pasadena wife and mother has an affinity for horror fantasy art, so much of her time is spent sketching aliens and painting superheroes, and, through the lens of realism, transforming the dead into the undead. “I love the...
  • Fall Festivals And Frightening Affairs

    Upcoming Events That Will Make Your Skin Crawl Whether your idea of fun is smearing paint over a plaid shirt before hobbling after strangers or bobbing for apples, plenty of fall festivals and haunted attractions will soon take over the slate of seasonal events, offering something for everyone....

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